Rear Brakes


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kboaz2001
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Rear Brakes

Postby kboaz2001 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:26 am



Is the rear brake caliper supposed to float on its mounts when installed, or is it supposed to mount solidly and not move at all. Looking at mine, the mounting bolts are tight, but the whole caliper assembly kind of floats in position. I hope that I am making my question clear.



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Dusty Boots
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Re: Rear Brakes

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:59 am

If you mean calliper slides side to side (left to right) then yes, that is how they operate when the pins are lubed properly.
If you mean fore and aft, then you haven't got it mounted properly ..... probably haven't got the forward mounting hole secured by the lower shock bolt

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Re: Rear Brakes

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:17 am

Depends on what you mean by "whole caliper assembly". If the part with the mounting bolts is floating then something isn't right. Only the center parts that hold the pads should float side to side.
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